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Come One, Come All, To The Wishmaker’s Ball

April 8, 2017

Do you live in Florida? Are you looking for a great event to go to and give back at the same time? This is a great event for you! Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida is holding two Wishmaker’s Ball events. The 8th annual Tampa Wishmaker’s Ball will be held on May 6. Then a week later the 23rd Annual Hamlin and Associates Wishmaker's Ball will be held on May 13.

Tampa Wishmaker’s Ball

This signature black tie gala is one of the largest fundraisers of the year and will occur at the brand new Bryan Glazer JCC. The Dutkowsky family will be celebrated as there 2017 Wishmakers of the year.

This Havana Themed night will whisk you away with a cocktail reception and silent auction beginning at 6 p.m. The ballroom opens at 7:30 allowing you to get seated for a three-course dinner. Then at 9 there will be a short program, live auction and wish auction. The program will end at 9:45 and the after party begins with featured music group Lovestruck Robot. There are many ticket options available and you can buy a general admission ticket or you can become a sponsor.

Hamlin And Associates Wishmaker's Ball

Presented by Fields BMW this is the largest event for the chapter. Voted the #1 charity gala in Orlando, you will not want to miss this event! In 2016 alone this gala raised over $770,000, setting the bar for this year’s donations even higher.

On Saturday, May 13 starting at 5 p.m. there will be a VIP reception followed by cocktails, Hors d’oeuvers and silent auction at 6. The program, VIP table raffle drawing and dinner will start at 7:30-9 p.m. The silent auction will then close at 9 allowing time for a special “wish kid” to share their story about their wish experience. A vibrant live auction will start at 9:30 followed by the thing that everyone talks about, the after-party.

Central And Northern Florida Wheels For Wishes

If you can’t make the events but you still want to help a child with a life-threating medical condition, Wheels For Wishes is the perfect opportunity for you. If you have a car, truck, boat, ATV or even a trailer that you no longer use you can donate it to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida. All you have to do is call us at 1-855-278-9474 or fill out our two-minute online donation form. Within 24 hours of the next business day, you will receive a call from one of our donation representatives to schedule your vehicle pick up, and answer any questions you might have. After your vehicle is towed away you will receive a tax deductible receipt in the mail.

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CDF also runs the following programs:
Wheels for Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish®, Wheels for Wishes & Wellness benefiting local children's hospitals and charities, Vehicles for Veterans benefiting disabled veterans, and Animal Car Donation benefiting animal rescue organizations.

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